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Anthony Serritella is Deputy City Attorney for the City of Santa Monica Government. Next week, he will retire from his illustrious legal career after over 40 years. Although born in the Windy City, Anthony has lived nearly all his life here in the Southland. He has unquestionable Trojan loyalties after receiving both his bachelors and law degree from the University of Southern California. He began his legal career by representing public sector labor unions at both the federal and municipal level throughout the Western United States. He then worked for the federal government, himself, in the agency that regulates the transportation industry. In 1981, Anthony began his municipal law career as County Counsel for Los Angeles County, and then as Senior Assistant City Attorney for the City of Burbank. In 1986, Anthony began a career as a litigator in private practice, which included representation of local government in liability cases. Then in 1998, Anthony joined the City Attorney’s office in Santa Monica, where, for two decades, he has litigated on behalf of the city in tort liability actions, as well as other lawsuits arising out of the First Amendment, or property disputes. During his career with the City, he has also played an important role as a longtime Board member of the Coalition of Santa Monica City Employees. Thank you, Anthony, for all that you have done for the city, its employees, and its residents. We wish you the very best in your retirement.
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Greayer Clover, Ca. 1918

Clover Field was established in Santa Monica during 1922. Clover Field was named after Greayer "Grubby" Clover (1897-1918), a Los Angeles native and WWI aviator. Clover was killed in France as a result of a crash during a practice flight on August 30, 1918. Incidentally, a park in East Los Angeles is also named after him, Greayer's Oak Park.
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#FridayFocus Rigo Calderon is Support Services Supervisor at the City of Santa Monica's Print Shop and Mail Room. Rigo's team of 5 staff members print the stationary, reports, flyers, banners, and forms that are required for the city government to do its business. The mailroom processes all of the city's outgoing and incoming mail. Last year, they printed over 200,000 copies of documents. And they processed over 25,000 pieces of outgoing mail. Thanks Rigo for what you make happen that allows city government to function. ... See MoreSee Less

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